As a senior executive, strategic advisor, angel investor and founder, Jen has been at the table for a broad range of growth, governance, and strategic challenges. She brings 30 years’ experience driving digital transformation, building digital products, and scaling highly regulated business operations.
She has P&L management and extensive operating experience, regularly advising on operating performance, strategy and industry trends with C-suite, industry peers and regulators.Jen is a transformative leader across corporate innovation and early-stage company formation. Adept at reimagining business models, she has catalyzed organizations to solve complex problems by applying systems thinking, human centered design, and the innovative use of data and technology. After decades of corporate “intrapreneurship” and advising startups, Jen is now experiencing the entrepreneurial journey first hand as Co-Founder and CEO of Hio, a conversational AI platform making multifamily properties easier to live in. Jen is passionate about investing in diverse founders, as well as angel investing as an untapped source of wealth creation for women and minorities. Angel investing since 2009, she is a member of Venture South and serves on the advisory boards of CAV Angels and Trolley Ventures. Her passion goes beyond investing to supporting Central VA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. While at Capital One, she spearheaded endeavors like the 1717 Innovation Center that help connect startups with mentors, programs, investors and other critical resources. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Activation Council, whose mission is to support high growth innovation across Virginia. Originally from Cincinnati, Jen received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and her MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business. She, her husband, and 3 children are passionate Richmonders.